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Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies

Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies | Curating | Scoop.it

"Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning."


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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, July 6, 2014 12:39 PM

Thx John Evans!

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Curating | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the (Top story: Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:03 AM

Great approaches.Teacher librarians should be responsive to the return to inquiry learning and help restore passion to teaching and joy to learning. TLs have all the tools, spaces and skill sets to help! Make the Learning Commons whole school.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Being fully student centred is certainly a crucial key to inquiry learning.

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Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials | Curating | Scoop.it

"Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University hosts four free animated tutorials designed to teach lessons on web research strategies. The four tutorials are Credible Sources Count, Research It Right, Searching With Success, and You Quote It, You Note It."


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:29 PM

This is a helpful share from Richard Byrne's site Free Tech 4 Teachers.  I encourage all educators to add this resource site to aid in the development/strenthening of student searching skills. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:28 AM

just can't have too many tools in our 1:1 toolbox. These are aimed at intermediate and middle grades. Thanks Beth for another helpful Scoop!

Lynne Kemmer's comment, September 25, 2013 2:55 PM
Excellent!!
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Pause and Think Online

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Watch Common Sense Media's Pause and Think Online video to help you make informed decisions.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:11 PM

Students teaching students and teachers. That is positive.

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9 Lesser-Known Common Core Resources For Teachers

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9 Lesser-Known Common Core Resources For Teachers

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Using MentorMob

Using MentorMob | Curating | Scoop.it

There is a lot of gold on the Internet but sometimes your students can spend a huge amount of time mining for it, searching and getting distracted by content that is not relevant to the task in hand. MentorMob allows teachers (and why not let your students be the teachers?) to focus the students’s attention by creating learning playlists of relevant content which can be enhanced by quizzes and comprehension exercises to test their knowledge as they go.

 


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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Curating | Scoop.it

What can we do to make our students better at online searching? Here is an article that provides tools to help your students learn to be better online researchers. Students need to lear to focus and 'distill [the] idea into a few key specific search terms', a skill we must teach.

The post provides suggestions on how to teach digital literacy skills. The levels that need to be taught are (quoting from the post):

* It begins as a critical thinking and language skill...

* Utilizing various "search help" tools that may search engines offer...

* Critically sorting through the results...

* Sometimes, supply your kids with the internet resources you want then to use...

A list of useful links is also included.


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Book Trailers for Middle School

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Book Trailers for Middle School Students curated by Tim Thomas, Library Media Specialist, Hereford Middle School.


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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation | Curating | Scoop.it
In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resource...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:55 PM

I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 21, 2013 12:02 AM
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I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

Lynn Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:18 PM

funny learning.

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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org | Curating | Scoop.it

is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. It was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, so it’s something that’s going to be around for quite some time. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library:


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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources | Curating | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:50 PM

This post provides links to 10 Learnist boards that provide access to a wide variety of primary documents including:

* The British Library

* The Relationship Between Primary and Secondary Resources (helps teach Common Core 6-8.RH.9)

* Primary Sources for the Science Classroom

* Citing Textual Evidence

Many more boards are available through the post.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:36 PM

Never hurts to know what resources are out there in the Web world. Here are 10 good ones to help with that.

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The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning

The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning | Curating | Scoop.it
Curation tools and web services designed to create learning paths, curriculums, thematic collections and PKM portfolios

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Blanca Stella Mejia's comment, June 11, 2013 8:32 AM
Good one!
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Good one!
Nick Mortel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:34 AM

add your insight...

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Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Curating | Scoop.it

High school and college students may be “digital natives,” but they’re wretched at searching. In a recent experiment at Northwestern, when 102 undergraduates were asked to do some research online, none went to the trouble of checking the authors’ credentials. In 1955, we wondered why Johnny can’t read. Today the question is, why can’t Johnny search?


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{curating by color} Sand Dessert

{curating by color} Sand Dessert | Curating | Scoop.it
Sand is the staple of most wardrobes and for good reason. They can produce rich and textured outfits by themselves when layered and combined with just each other.

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